Word of the Day – Matrilocal

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Matrilocal (adj)


Denoting a custom in marriage whereby the husband goes to live with the wife’s community.

Early 20th century: from Latin mater, matr- ‘mother’ + local.

Example sentences

“Studies have shown us that the community was matrilocal in its set up.”

Word of the Day – Zeitgeber

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Zeitgaber (noun)


A rhythmically occurring natural phenomenon which acts as a cue in the regulation of the body’s circadian rhythms.

1950s: from German Zeitgeber, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geber ‘giver’.

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